|Died||16 August 1969 (aged 81)|
|Alma mater||Technische Universität Wien|
|Known for||EDTA synthesis|
Ferdinand Münz (1888-1969) was an Austrian chemist who first synthetized EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) at the IG Farben in 1935, patented both in Germany (anonymously) and in the USA  (with his name), with the aim of producing a citric acid substitute, in order to reduce the German government's dependence on imports of chemical products from abroad. Münz noted that an aminocarboxylic acid worked much better as a chelating agent than citric acid and therefore thought that a polyaminopolycarboxylic acid would have worked even better.
- US Polyamino carboxylic acids and process of making same 2130505, Ferdinand Münz
- Paolieri, Matteo (December 2017). "Ferdinand Münz: EDTA and 40 years of inventions". Bull. Hist. Chem. ACS. 42 (2): 133–140.
- Münz, Ferdinand; Alder, Kurt (1949). "Diensynthese und substituierende Addition beim Divinyl-methan-typus Addition von Maleinsäure-anhydrid an Pentadien-1,4 und an 1,4-Dihydro-benzol". Justus Liebigs Ann. Chem. 565: 126–135.